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Black Eye Ale | Mendocino Brewing Company

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203 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,633
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
203
pDev:
11.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So a west coast black and tan. I had my first one on draft 1/2s at the brewery. Mixes up into a dark brown SRM. Excellent head quality and size. Hoppy aroma, Cascades.

Taste is a mixture of Cascades and an almost oatmeal like smoothness. Roasted chocolate malt for sure. Some nuttiness. I can't think of a better version of style in the bottle that I've had before.

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Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good. Well balanced. Only issue is alcohol too noticeable for percentage

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Photo of johlac66
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty black it tis. Not seeing light through it. Good frothy head of foam with lacing.

Roasty with dark chocolate and a strange other bitter smell.

Roasted malt with bitter chocolate, hints of fruit when I swish the beer in my mouth. Again, there's something going on with that bitterness that's off putting to me me.

Okay mouthfeel.

Good brew of the style to get me a Black and Tan style entry. Not something I would bother to buy again.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justbeing
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Taste like a mixed up black and tan

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Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rpjordan
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amazingly dark in color, half stout supposedly, half eye of the hawk which is a dark coppery red, impressive color considering the combo. Light frothy head dissapates quickly., Smells decent like any other stout but light and modest. Has a strong metallic taste to it, quite strange. other than that eye of the hawkesque stout flavor is remarkable. mouthfeel is pretty nice, in the middle there. Overall I say 3 an a quarter although the metallic taste is strange.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of b-one
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 203 ratings
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